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Here is the second film we produced during the lockdown 2020. The Wood was directed by film maker Angus Cameron, which was showcased recently at the opening and closing gatherings of the Creative High Inspiration Series  This film was created filmed just as the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions eased back in summer 2020 in Three-Cornered Copse[…]

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We’re very proud to present our latest short film ‘The Tree’ produced by film maker Angus Cameron, which was showcased recently at the opening and closing gatherings of the Creative High Inspiration Series. The Tree features original composition, composed by New Note Orchestra, with some very powerful words written and performed by Craig Neesam The[…]

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It was a rainy morning just after lockdown and, in a first get-together since lockdown restrictions eased, New Note’s musicians met in a woodland in Hove to create a unique composition to accompany an online exhibition of some of Brighton Museum’s best-loved artworks. Inspired by some of the rich images of landscapes that appear in[…]

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“At first lockdown was very hard for me, very tricky, I didn’t think I was going to get through it – panic, craziness, four walls, isolation, I didn’t think I was going to cope with it to be honest.” Nine weeks on though and 59-year-old Warner, a bassist with New Note Orchestra, is now composing[…]

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Start your New Year with a warm heart by going cold turkey for New Note Projects. Pledge your support this January 2020. Whether it’s sugar, shopping, social media or Sauvignon Blanc, by giving something up this January you can help yourself alongside someone struggling with addiction issues in Brighton and Hove. Work as a team[…]

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We received a standing ovation for our performance at The Attenborough Centre, University of Sussex on World Kindness day. Here is what Prof Robin Banerjee had to say about the performance. “The performance of Kind Rebellion at the Attenborough Centre on World Kindness Day was a remarkable one, and I think every single person attending[…]

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Founder Molly Mathieson, Artistic Director Conall Gleeson and founding fathers Dan, Nick and Roger tell Jon Wilde the journey they have been on to create the first recovery orchestra in the world. Read the article here

We are so proud to be identified as an exemplary model of recovery services in the community by the Centre for Social Justice. We were included in their government report ‘Road to Recovery. Addiction in our society – the case for reform’. It features Dan’s personal testimony. See Chapter Eight, page 75. Read the report

We had such a fantastic night at Komedia, Brighton on 30th September 2019 for Guitars Save Lives.  This was the first time we had run this event and it was a sell out! Well done to Gregory for winning the brand new acoustic Fender which was given a personalised signature from Robert Plant.
Roger and Molly on BBC Sussex The Allison Ferns show. Roger, one of the founding fathers of New Note Orchestra was invited onto the radio to talk to Allison Fern. He highlights the direct link between drug and alcohol addiction and homelessness. He talks openly about how alcoholism affected him and how he came to[...]

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On the 6th August 2016 we appeared as a double page spread in The Argus. They charted our rise and also featured Dan and Jo who are members of New Note Orchestra. Their stories are really inspirational  - To read about their stories click here.